G-Master Lenses | Sony Announces Three New Pro Lenses
In addition to the A6300 rumors (made official today), we also heard rumblings of Sony’s G-Master series of pro lenses, and today the first of those lenses were also announced.
Sony’s New G-MAster Lens Line Announced
We have all heard, over and over, about Sony’s lack of fast ‘pro level’ zooms and primes. Sony took their first steps towards eliminating that point of contention with the official announcement of their new G-Master line of lenses.
To kick off the new series of lenses, Sony started, in my opinion, exactly where the should have with a 24-70mm F/2.8, 70-200mm F/2.8, and an 85mm F/1.4. I have heard a lot of wedding shooters say, “If Sony had this…I would switch,” well, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is because these lenses now eliminate that excuse.
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Sony said that they would have some more lenses for us, and they delivered on that promise in a big way. These are exactly the sort of lenses that professional photographers have been clamoring for.
For pricing, as has been the story with Sony lenses, these will not be cheap. The 85mm F/1.8 will come in at $1800 while the 24-70mm is expected to hit the US market at around the $2200 range. Both of those lenses are expected to be available in March.
The 70-200mm is expected to hit the market in May, but no pricing has been announced for that yet. As of this posting, pre-orders for these new G-Master lenses are not yet available, but stay tuned and we will get you that information as soon as it is made available to us.